Welcome to the Victorian Bar’s Student Information webpage, brought to you by the Victorian Bar’s Student Engagement Committee (SEC). The SEC was formed in 2010 with the objective of “demystifying” the Bar by providing young Victorians with a better understanding of the work of the Bar, and of the pathways to becoming a barrister. The SEC does this primarily by arranging barristers to speak to students at Victorian universities and secondary schools, and by creating work experience and mentoring opportunities for students so that they can see what barristers do first-hand.

The SEC is proud to have as its patron the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Honourable Justice Marilyn Warren AC. The SEC is also proud to be working together with the Victoria Law Foundation to help Victorian secondary school students better understand the law and their legal system.

The SEC hopes that you find the information on this page interesting and helpful.  If you have any queries in relation to the information on this page, or if you wish to make an enquiry about having a barrister speak at your school or university, please feel free to contact us.

 

Kylie Weston-Scheuber, Co Chair, Student Engagement Committee

 

Katherine Brazenor, Co Chair, Student Engagement Committee

 

 

Useful links for Students

Information for Secondary students (PDF)

Information for University students (PDF)

Apply to become a barrister

Readers' Course

Understanding the Courts

 

The Victoria Law Foundation also publishes some useful guides about the legal system in general, as well as an education program specifically for secondary school students.